It seems like our complaints (and complaints from hundreds of others) are having an impact, this was just added to the peer Reviewed article Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians on the Nature Communications website. This was just posted:
16 August 2019 Editorial Note:
This is an update of an editorial note issued on August 15. Readers are alerted that the editors are aware of a number of criticisms related to this work. These criticisms are being considered by the editors. The Supplementary Information for this Article is currently unavailable due to concerns regarding the identification of individuals. We will publish an update once our investigation is complete.
Even normally reserved climate scientist Dr. Richard Betts is calling for this article to be retracted:
I may very well join Monckton in starting a legal battle over this paper, in the case of Dr. Peter Ridd, we raised over a quarter million dollars in a matters of days, and he won that case.
Right now, I’m pissed off. Hopefully Nature Communications will see the light or the authors will before we take that next step.